Mar 182013
 

a luring murder
A Luring Murder
A Catherine O’Brien Mystery
2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Before The Fall Books (December 4, 2012)
Trade Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0983713746
E-Book File Size: 524 KB
ASIN: B00ATTC9JC

The irreverent detective is back, and this time she’s on vacation.

God help us all.

Catherine O’Brien is a petite St. Paul Detective whose hair is never right, wears clothes that are more masculine than feminine, lives on Starbucks coffee, thinks laundry, cooking and housework are punishments to be avoided at all times, and has a husband who loves her just the way she is.

Louise Montgomery is her partner who never goes home yet her hair and clothes are always perfect. She is tech savvy and hell on wheels literally. Every time Catherine gets in the car with Louise behind the wheel she braces herself against the dash and says a prayer.

Catherine and Louise have been given a little time off work. Louise is supposed to be recovering from a gunshot wound to her leg and Catherine is going on a little vacation with her hubby off of one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. But there is no rest for Catherine. A local is found murdered and the Sheriff asks for her help until the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrives to take over the case.

Surprise, Surprise – instead of the BCA, forensic pathologist Digs shows up with Louise riding shotgun. It doesn’t take long before Catherine and Louise discover the dark side of this sleepy little town and realize they need to catch the killer before they wind up swimming with the fishes.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I have described Catherine and Louise as the Lucy and Ethel of police detectives and these ladies lived up to that description in the follow up to A Grand Murder.

The other characters the author has created are wonderful as well. Catherine’s husband Gavin is a real gem. Digs is totally head of heels for Louise. Sheriff Anderson is a true small town guy that sees good in all the folks he protects. He is having a difficult time believing one of them can be responsible for this crime. Mrs. Peterman is someone I wouldn’t want to mess with. Even a little canine is quite a character.

The setting at the by the lake resort adds all kinds of flavor including a Fish Fry Feeding Frenzy!

This book picks up where A Grand Murder leaves off without missing a beat. I devoured it in one sitting. Stacy Verdick Case had me hook, line and sinker from the first word until the very last! a perfect escape 5 STARFISH

Dollycas

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Stacy_Verdick_Case_PhotoStacy Verdick Case was born in Willmar, Minnesota. After a brief stint as a military brat, where she lived in Fort Sill Oklahoma and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, her family moved back to Minnesota. Stacy currently lives in a suburb of St. Paul with her husband and her daughter.

A Luring Murder was not supposed to be the second book in this series. A Grand Murder ended with Catherine stating, “I’m on vacation. The author noticed many reviewers posting “I can’t wait to see what happens on vacation.” She was also receiving emails saying the same thing and when she replied she hadn’t written about the vacation people seemed disappointed so even though it upset the publishing schedule for the series, A Luring Murder was written and published aand available for everyone to enjoy. The third in the series should be out soon.

You can visit Stacy on her websiteTwitter, and on her blog.  Also check out the book’s Facebook page and on Goodreads!      

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A Luring Murder


  9 Responses to “A Luring Murder by Stacy Verdick Case Virtual Book Tour with Giveaway”

  1. A Luring Murder sounds like a good book.

  2. Waving to Stacy from snowy MN this morning! Can’t wait to read A Luring Murder!

  3. A Luring Murder is at the top of my TBR list.

  4. A MN cozy written by a MN author and waiting to be read by a MN resident – yah!!

  5. […] the last stop on the 2013 blog tour brings me to Escape with Dollycasfor a review! While you’re there check out her Books By State feature and find out who’s […]

  6. Thank you all for commenting and thank you so much to Dollycas for having me on your blog! Many blessings to all of you!

  7. I always like to read books with a MN setting by a MN author. This series is new to me.

  8. this sounds like a entertaining mystery.

  9. sounds good to me

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